Published on July 10th, 2018 | by Alan Cross0
Random music news for Tuesday, July 10, 2018
I think I speak for all of us with gross feet: men in opened-toed sandals anywhere but at the beach is a bad idea. And now, music news for July 10, 2018
- Canadian music sales and streams last week vs. this time last year: Total albums, -16,9%; digital albums, -24.2%; physical albums, -11.9%; CDs, -16.5%; digital tracks, -21.9%; vinyl, +66%; streaming, +61.4% (1.195 billion streams)
- This new deal with Universal shows that the Rolling Stones don’t plan to go anywhere for a while.
- Meanwhile, the rest of the music industry appears pretty bullish about how things are going these days. Here’s more proof.
- Take this quiz on the health benefits of music. (Via Jack)
- A fan of Blur? Here’s a look inside guitarist Graham Coxon’s studio.
- Fun: A map of pirate radio stations in Brooklyn.
- Okay, this is dumb: Blockchain meets Fifty Shades of Grey.
- It was 20 years ago that the Barenaked Ladies started the second act of their career with the release of “One Week.”
- A contact inside CERN (as in the Large Hadron Collider) says that Jack White was there to celebrate his birthday.
- There are now 436 million paying subscribers across five of the largest distributors of digital music and video content globally (Spotify, Apple Music, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Tencent).
- Can a mega-gig ever be properly successful? Read this.
- More K-pop. If you care.